Business

New, Right-Sized Vermeer MX300 Mixing System Optimizes Productivity

With a redesigned, slim, rectangular profile tank, the new Vermeer MX300 mixing system is right-sized to help horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contractors optimize productivity and offers customizable mounting configuration options.

Schonstedt

Schonstedt Instrument Company launched Loki, a multi-frequency locator designed to “sweep” large areas to quickly and easily locate buried assets. It was developed for utilities and construction crews seeking a user-friendly, lower-cost, reliable locator.

Volvo

Volvo Construction Equipment gives contractors and rental companies a new crawler excavator option between its 16- and 22-ton machines. EC200E is a 20-ton-class excavator that offers strong performance and comes without the added features and cost of a larger excavator.

Doosan

Doosan Infracore North America now partners to offer the Trimble LOADRITE L3180 SmartScale as an option on Doosan wheel loaders.

Felling Trailers

With official implementation of Felling Trailers Inc.’s Documented Real Time Torquing Procedure, 100 percent of the company’s safety-critical attachments, couplers, actuators and lug nuts are torqued and documented in real time.

John Deere

A new, low monthly payment lease program is available for customers seeking financial flexibility when acquiring select models of John Deere compact track loaders (317G) and skid steer loaders (314G and 318G).

Construction MediCamp

Sam Sebo is the new business development manager at Construction MediCamp, a nationwide medical management group that provides temporary job-site medical clinics and ancillary services to energy and construction-related companies.

LAN

Patrick Acker, P.E., joined planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a senior project manager.

GTI

Michael Rutkowski joined GTI as senior vice president, Research & Technology Development, responsible for the breadth of GTI activities including unconventional supply, energy conversion, natural gas delivery, and end use, with offerings at every phase of the technology development cycle.

McMillen Jacobs

Mark Dempf, P.E., ENV SP, is a new principal and vice president in the Construction Management practice, New York office, of environmental, engineering, and construction company McMillen Jacobs.

Volvo CE

Volvo Construction Equipment appointed Scott Young to be vice president uptime and customer support, based in Shippensburg, Penn., effective June 1.

General Equipment Company

Greg Kunderman has joined General Equipment Company, manufacturers of extreme-duty, light construction equipment, as national sales manager.

BOND

Kim Silvestri, project executive at BOND, the Boston-based manager of many of the Northeast’s most complex construction projects, received the Building Women in Construction (BWIC) Mentor of the Year (2019) Award.

Garver

Jeff Maier, P.E., is the new infrastructure practice leader on the Water Technology Team at Garver Water Services, a multi-disciplined engineering, planning, architectural and environmental services firm, headquartered in North Little Rock, Ark.

Granite Inliner

Jason Walborn joined Granite Inliner as director of business development.

Akkerman Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Akkerman Inc., a premier trenchless underground construction systems manufacturer, attained ISO 9001:2015 for its quality management system at its sole manufacturing facility in Brownsdale, Minn.

ISCO Industries Acquires HDPE Plant in Montana

ISCO Industries Inc., a Louisville, Ky.-based, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe supplier and fabricator, purchased Plasson USA’s HDPE fabrication plant in Missoula, Mont. The strategic acquisition allows ISCO to further expand in a previously difficult-to-reach area of North America.

CASE Celebrates 50 Years of Skid Steer Manufacturing

CASE Construction Equipment celebrated 50 years of skid steer manufacturing with a ceremony on April 3 at its Wichita, Kan., plant. First built in 1969 at the Burlington, Iowa, facility, CASE skid steer production eventually moved to Wichita.

Doosan Bobcat

Doosan Bobcat North America has transitioned its rights to the U.S. sales, marketing and service of the Montabert brand of attachments to Montabert SAS, creating a direct link between the brand’s U.S. distribution network and factory in Lyon, France. The dedicated Montabert U.S. support organization this change creates is the result of an agreement reached jointly by both parties to support Montabert SAS’s desire to get closer to its U.S. customer base.

Cleveland Brothers

Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Inc., the exclusive Cat dealer of Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and western Maryland, has expanded its facility locations to provide quality products and services to Washington, Penn.-area contractors, landscapers, excavators and others.

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.

Newport Municipal Utility District, which provides water, sanitary sewer and drainage services to 12,000 residents in Harris County, Texas, about 23 miles northeast of the Houston central business district, selected civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) as its district engineer.

John Deere

John Deere is rolling out its new construction simulators. The modular update outfits the new John Deere simulators to one of six machine types: backhoe, crawler dozer, excavator, wheel loader, joystick-controlled motor grader and fingertip-control motor grader.

Felling Trailers

Felling Trailers Inc., a leader in industrial trailer manufacturing, was awarded a national cooperative contract for heavy equipment trailers through Sourcewell (formerly NJPA). Sourcewell members can now purchase any of Felling’s 240 trailer models at an exceptional value through Sourcewell’s competitively solicited contract.

Volvo

Volvo CE has finalized acquisition of Swedish machine adaptation specialist CeDe Group. The deal includes CeDe Group’s intellectual property, operations, other assets and about 45 full-time employees.

NACE International

NACE International, the nonprofit association and leading resource for corrosion expertise and education, launched its newly redesigned website. Based on feedback from frequent users and customers, the new site features enhanced tools and search functions, intuitive navigation to help users quickly locate information, and convenient mobile functionality and responsive design.

Vacall

Gradall Industries Inc. released a new video providing an in-depth look at its Vacall family of products. The 12-minute video features an up-close tour of Gradall’s New Philadelphia, Ohio, manufacturing facilities and the state-of-the-art manufacturing processes that produce Vacall sewer cleaning, hydro excavation, industrial vacuum and sweeper models.

Berntsen International

Berntsen International Inc. received a U.S. patent for its Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID technology, the centerpiece of the company’s connected infrastructure locating and asset management solutions.

New INGAA Report Highlights Importance of Natural Gas to a Lower-Carbon Economy

Natural gas will remain a significant contributor to the energy portfolio and to economic growth in the United States over the next two decades, playing a key role in meeting low-carbon goals, a new study commissioned by the INGAA Foundation finds.

MTA to Build First All-Terrestrial Fiber Line From Alaska to Contiguous U.S.

MTA Fiber Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTA, Alaska’s best choice for technology and communications products, announced today that it plans to build AlCan ONE (Alaska Canada Overland Network), the first and only all-terrestrial fiber network connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States and beyond.

Questions Abound After Toro Acquisition of CMW

Jeff Griffin  |  Senior Editor It’s been two months since The Toro Company announced it had reached an agreement to acquire The Charles Machine Works (CMW), best known as the parent company of Ditch Witch. The news came as a surprise to much of the underground construction industry and to CMW empl..